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Amazon adds new level of competition in Baltimore restaurant delivery

Amazon adds new level of competition in Baltimore restaurant delivery

Amazon, the online behemoth that has toppled bookstores and threatened big-box retailers, is trying out its next play — food delivery — on the streets of Baltimore.

The company announced Thursday that it would begin offering delivery for 59 local restaurants, making Baltimore the fourth market in which Amazon Prime members can order meals in an hour or less.

The online retail giant launched restaurant delivery earlier this year in its headquarters city of Seattle, as well as Portland, Ore., and Los Angeles in the start of a shift in how restaurants reach their customers.

The service, part of Amazon's Prime Now platform, incorporates 10 ZIP codes in Baltimore,...

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